Rahman is determined to open a pathway for more girls and boys to play cricket, and he doesn’t want them to stray away from what works best.
“I do a little bit of a different style, making sure the players are playing more naturally,” Rahman said.
“The reason I get more subcontinental players is because I am well-known in the community. About 70 per cent of my players are subcontinental… most of them are first generation Australians like me.
“I realised for myself, for my community, we have to bring kids out to play something, then physically they will develop, they will develop their communication skills, they will develop leadership.”
The CCA is often runs through the winter months to give Rahman more time to work with players – in summer the youngsters are off playing and Rahman is supporting his two sons at North Canberra-Gungahlin, with whom he has crafted his academy program.